My 11 year old daughter is riding with me again this year. We rode 2 days last year and are registered for 3 this year.
I am hoping to find others bringing youth and maybe arrange to meet up so she will have someone close to her age to talk to a bit during our RAGBRAI time. We are riding Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for sure, with the potential to add Friday and Saturday.
Last year we rode Jefferson to Ames, Ames to Newton. She loved it and out-rode me on almost every hill. The odds are slim that anyone reading this will remember seeing her, but she had her hair dyed red on one side and blue on the other and French braided. She said she loved that people encouraged her and helped keep her motivated to make it through. We both appreciate the positive atmosphere and making her feel welcome!